|Member of the New York State Assembly
from the 28th district
|Preceded by||Michael L. Cohen|
Forest Hills, New York
|Residence||Forest Hills, New York|
|Alma mater||Queens College|
Andrew D. Hevesi (born 1974) is a Democratic member of the New York State Assembly representing the 28th Assembly District, which includes Forest Hills, Rego Park, Richmond Hill, Glendale, Kew Gardens, Ridgewood, and Middle Village.
Early life and family
Andrew Hevesi held several public service positions before being elected to the New York State Assembly, including a period in both the Queens District Attorney's office and as Director of Community Affairs for Public Advocate Betsy Gotbaum. Hevesi also served as Chief of Staff for current New York State Senate Co-Leader and President Pro Tempore Jeff Klein.
On May 10, 2005, Hevesi won a special election to fill a seat left vacant by the resignation of former Assemblyman Michael Cohen. Hevesi served the remainder of Cohen's term, which expired on December 31, 2006. He was re-elected in November 2006 and has been re-elected in all subsequent elections.
In June, 2011 Hevesi was appointed Chairman of the Assembly Committee on Oversight, Analysis, and Investigation. Previously, this committee has been notably chaired by both New York City Borough President Scott Stringer and New York State Senate Co-Leader and President Pro Tempore Jeff Klein. Andrew Hevesi since his appointment has held hearings on numerous topics including healthcare, human trafficking, and technology infrastructure in New York State. Hevesi also serves on the Assembly Committees on Health, Insurance, Energy, and Labor.
Hevesi secured $3 million in a pilot program for freight locomotive engine upgrades in the 2013-2014 New York State Budget. The initiative was prompted by a constituency in his district that suffered from constant locomotive idling and emissions from outdated locomotive engines.
Andrew D. Hevesi (DEM - WOR) ... 14,237 Aleksander P. Powietrzynski (REP - CON) ... 7,578 Joseph E. Tiraco (IND) ... 1,017
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|New York State Assembly, 28th District